Which Country Imports the Most Electrical Capacitors in the World?

Other Electrical Equipment May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Which Country Imports the Most Electrical Capacitors in the World?

IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Electrical Capacitors - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, the amount of capacitor imported worldwide amounted to 1.3M tonnes, declining by -7.6% against the previous year level. Overall, capacitor imports continue to indicate a tangible growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014, an increase of 110% year-to-year. In that year, global capacitor imports reached its maximum volume of 1.5M tonnes. From 2015 to 2016, growth of global capacitor imports stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, capacitor imports totaled $25B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.3% over the period from 2007 to 2016- however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. Over the period under review, global capacitor imports reached its maximum level of $30B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Capacitor Importing Countries in the World

1. China (8.0 billion USD)

2. Germany (1.6 billion USD)

3. Singapore (0.9 billion USD)

4. Malaysia (0.7 billion USD)

5. Japan (0.3 billion USD)

6. Hungary (0.3 billion USD)

Capacitor Imports By Country

In 2016, Malaysia (524K tonnes), distantly followed by Hungary (342K tonnes), and China (100K tonnes) were the main importers of capacitor, together mixed up 74% of total imports. Singapore (54K tonnes), Japan (52K tonnes), and Germany (27K tonnes) occupied the minor share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of capacitor imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Hungary (+33.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China ($8B) constitutes the largest market for imported capacitor worldwide, making up 32% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($1.6B), with the share of 6% of global imports. It was followed by Singapore, with the share of 4%.

In China, capacitor imports stood at an average annual rate of +1.5% over the period from 2007-2016. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Germany (+4.1% per year) and Singapore (-3.0% per year).

Capacitor Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for capacitor amounted to $19 per kg, falling by -1.6% against the previous year. Overall, capacitor import price continues to indicate a moderate contraction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011, when import price increased by 27% from the previous year level. Global capacitor import peaked of $39 per kg in 2013- however, from 2014 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was China ($80 per kg), while Hungary ($812 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of capacitor import prices was attained by Germany (+0.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the import price figures.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 8532 - Electrical capacitors- fixed, variable or adjustable (pre-set).

Source: World: Electrical Capacitors - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025